Infection Control

Some books available in the library

  • A Guide to infection control in hospital
  • Ayliffe’s control of healthcare-associated infection – a practical handbook
  • Fundamentals of infection prevention and control theory and practice
  • Hospital   infection control / NHS executive
  • Infection control: science, management and practice
  • Infection prevention and  control : theory and practice for healthcare professionals
  • Manual of infection prevention and control
  • Principles and practice of   disinfection , preservation and sterilization
  • Rapid infection control nursing
  • Reducing healthcare associated infections

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DynaMed Plus Infectious Diseases Topics (If you are not using Trust computer login with your OpenAthens)

Clinical Knowledge Summaries- Infections and Infestations Topics

Sepsis- Recognition and Management -Topic update

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COVID-19 – Pubmed results

CONCLUSION: By using new innovative digital technology, the treatment was completed in 1 day, reducing the risk of COVID-19 by limiting the number of appointments and reducing contacts in confined environments like the dental office and public transportations. It also helped to reduce materials production and people movement in the treatment of dental emergency.
In terms of infection control in hospitals, especially the Covid-19 pandemic that we are living in, it has revealed the necessity of proper disposal of medical waste. The increasing amount of medical waste with the pandemic is straining the capacity of incineration facilities or storage areas. Converting this waste to energy with gasification technologies instead of incineration is also important for sustainability. This study investigates the gasification characteristics of the medical waste in...
Tracheal suctioning is one of the most common activities performed in intensive care units (ICU) and is recognised as a high-risk procedure by the World Health Organization (WHO) and Centers for Disease Control (CDC). Aerosol-generating procedures on critical patients with COVID-19 present an increased risk of contamination for medical workers. In the time of the Sars-Cov-2 pandemic, with a massive number of patients with COVID-19 admitted to the ICU, the open tracheal suction technique (OTST)...
CONCLUSION: ACE2 levels are higher in some patient groups with comorbidities linked to COVID-19 including obesity and T2D and as such may have an emerging role as a circulating biomarker for severity of outcome in the disease.
Capturing all the deaths caused by COVID-19 through epidemiologic surveillance based on individual case notification is difficult, therefore, all-cause excess mortality (EM) is an appropriate measure for geographic comparisons and monitoring of the application of non-pharmacological sanitary measures. This is a narrative review of the literature about the observed EM during the COVID-19 pandemic. A research was made on scientific databases (Google Scholar, Pubmed, Virtual Health Library) using...
Introduction: An on-going coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) has become a challenge all over the world. Since an endoscopy unit and its staff are at potentially high risk for severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) infection, we conducted a survey for the management of the gastrointestinal endoscopic practice, personal protective equipment (PPE), and risk assessment for COVID-19 during the pandemic at multiple facilities.Methods: The 11-item survey questionnaire was sent to...
The severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus-2 (SARS-CoV-2) is responsible for the development of a highly contagious disease called coronavirus disease (COVID-19). Ten months after the onset of the pandemic, America and Europe remain the most affected regions. Initially, experts predicted that Africa, the poorest continent with the most vulnerable population and health system, would be greatly affected by the ongoing outbreak. However, 240days after the first confirmed case, Africa is...
COVID-19 is caused by SARS-CoV-2 virus, which is genetically similar to severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) virus. In pediatrics, it has a benign clinical course. Since the outbreak of COVID-19 pandemic in Guinea, whose epicenter was Conakry, pediatric cases have been reported at the CTEIP in Donka. The purpose of this study was to determine their epidemiological profile. We conducted a descriptive cross-sectional study of children aged 0-16 years admitted to the CTEIP, Donka, over a period...
The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic has profoundly impacted cancer care, research and residency training in oncology worldwide. Many countries canceled exams, shortened their residency program and medical school tenure. Traditional teaching and learning method has faced significant disruption during this time and the situation has pushed us to adapt to e-learning. Most national and international cancer meetings were converted into a virtual platform during this time. E-learning...
The COVID-19 disease continues to cause a global pandemic. The University Hospital in Krakow has been designated as one of the COVID-19 hospitals. To prepare for the pandemic we needed to implement strategies that would protect the health care workers, reduce in-hospital transmission, and provide optimal care for the patients. In the operating department, these preparations involve the cooperation of multiple teams and can pose significant difficulties. Here, we describe measures taken in...

Face Masks

CONCLUSIONS: Educational efforts promoting the use of face masks should be targeted at males and younger age groups to limit the spread of SARS-CoV-2.
Covid-19 is a respiratory disease caused by coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) first identified in Wuhan, China (December 2019). The disease rapidly crossed the barrier of countries, continents and spread globally. Non-pharmaceutical measures such as social distancing, face mask, frequent hand washing and use of sanitizer remained the best available option to prevent the spread of disease. OPD, IPD admissions, elective O. Ts were curtailed. Orthopedic care was only limited to emergency and semi-urgent...
CONCLUSIONS: With the use of face mask, people must be motivated regarding maintaining oral hygiene habits. Some respondents will seek dental care only when masks were no longer necessary, therefore dentists must be aware of a reduction in the volume of patients. Key words:Dental health surveys, esthetics, oral hygiene, dental care, COVID-19, behavior.
COVID-19 has become a deadly pandemic in the recent times claiming millions of lives worldwide in a grievous manner. Most of the countries in the world have limited number of medical resources (hospitals, beds, ventilators, etc.), and in the case of large outbreak, it becomes very difficult to provide treatment to every infected individual. In this study, we propound a mathematical model where we classify the infected into two subcategories-asymptomatic and symptomatic. This model further...
Covid-19 due to Sars-Cov-2 infection has reached pandemic proportion. Many healthcare workers are involved in managing both COVID-suspected and confirmed cases. It is mandatory for healthcare workers to have droplet and contact precautions by means of Personal protective equipment (PPE), facemask, face shield or eye protection. Prolonged usage of medical mask results in various adverse effects. This study is an attempt to know the common effects of prolonged face mask in healthcare workers and...
CONCLUSIONS: The adherence reported by health care workers was adequate in most of the evaluated recommendations.
CONCLUSION: A reusable, low-cost, 3D-printed custom mask fitter is a potential effective alternative to an N95 respirator among eye care professionals but may require improvement in its design and comfort. This is especially relevant in the context of a limited supply of N95 respirators amidst a global pandemic.
During public emergencies, a door can open on the fundamental elements upon which a society's social order is built. The Covid-19 pandemic has opened such a door in societies worldwide. We outline in this commentary some of these social elements and how they may have influenced face mask use during the early stages of the pandemic. The purpose is to expand the perspective on mechanisms that are relevant to consider in pandemic response planning. Our look at these fundamental elements showed that...
Public health agencies have suggested nonpharmaceutical interventions to curb the spread of the COVID-19 infections. The study intended to explore the information-seeking behavior and information needs on preventive measures for COVID-19 in the Philippine context. The search interests and related queries for COVID-19 terms and each of the preventive measures for the period from December 31, 2019 to April 6, 2020 were generated from Google Trends. The search terms employed for COVID-19 were...

Antimicrobial Resistance and Infection Control (Open Access)

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Hospital Infection Control and Prevention (Full-text available via NHS Athens)

Journal of Hospital Infection (Full-text not available)

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